Archive for the Disaster Response Category

Puerto Rico Releases Partial Records of Deaths Following Hurricane Maria

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Puerto Rico Releases Partial Records of Deaths Following Hurricane Maria Initial government reported death toll believed inaccurate On Tuesday, Puerto Rico complied with a court order and began releasing partial records of deaths following Hurricane Maria. The data states there were 1,427 more deaths on the island

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Paraguay Certified as Malaria-Free

Paraguay Certified as Malaria-Free The World Health Organization certified Paraguay as malaria free in an announcement on Monday, June 11, 2018. In order to qualify as malaria free, Paraguay had to demonstrate at least three years without indigenous malaria transmission as well as the capacity to prevent

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PQMD Member AbbVie Donates $100 Million to Strengthen Access to Healthcare, Housing for Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

Direct Relief

AbbVie Donates $100 Million to Strengthen Access to Healthcare, Housing for Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico Partners Direct Relief and Habitat for Humanity International will focus on rebuilding primary healthcare system and ensuring access to affordable, disaster-resilient housing, respectively. NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical

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Six Months Since Maria

Direct Relief

Six Months Since Maria Six months since Hurricane Maria ravaged Dominica, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, many PQMD members are still active in aid & recovery efforts, and will be for years to come. Hurricane Maria struck Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane on September 18,

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After the Storm: Insulin Donations in Puerto Rico

Eli Lilly and Company

After the Storm: Insulin Donations in Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria was one of the worst hurricanes ever recorded. It slammed into Puerto Rico on September 19 and 20, knocking out power, causing major flooding and leaving roads impassable for weeks. In the wake of this disaster and

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Restoring Health in Puerto Rico with Americares

Restoring Health in Puerto Rico with Americares Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and the Americares team has been at work with local partners ever since, helping to restore health services for the people of the island.   Follow

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Americares and MAP International Responding to Volcano Eruption in Philippines

Americares and MAP International Responding to Volcano Eruption in Philippines Mount Mayon in the Philippines erupted on January 13, 2018. Ash and lava threatened nearby Legazpi City, prompting over 80,000 evacuations. More than 1,000 people are crammed into each of the 88 evacuation centers in Albay province.

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PQMD Members continue to respond to ongoing crises both domestic and abroad

PQMD Members continue to respond to ongoing crises both domestic and abroad This year saw unprecedented events around the globe, borne from both manmade circumstances and natural causes. Disease outbreak, famine, refugee crises and political unrest prompted a robust response from PQMD members this year. Natural disasters,

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Providing HOPE in Puerto Rico 

Providing HOPE in Puerto Rico  It’s been six weeks since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and health needs continue to evolve, ranging from shortages of medical supplies to new and emerging conditions caused by poor sanitation and hygiene. Project HOPE’s emergency response team has been on the

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Finding heartbreak, delivering hope in Puerto Rico

Finding heartbreak, delivering hope in Puerto Rico Source: CNN (CNN) The plan was to deliver hope. Mother Nature wasn’t cooperating. “I’m really worried about the rain,” Andrea Dunne-Sosa whispers to one of her Project Hope volunteers in Puerto Rico. “We’re only going to be able to get to about 15

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